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Lake Minnewanka Cruise

From US$52.65
Highlights
  • Boat cruise on Lake Minnewanka, located in Banff National Park
  • Soak up views of the Canadian Rockies, prairies, and Devil’s Gap
  • Watch for wildlife, including deer, eagles, and coyote
  • Hear about the indigenous people who used to inhabit the region
  • Choose from a variety of departure times
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Lake Minnewanka Cruise
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Overview
Few places in Alberta offer the postcard beauty of Lake Minnewanka, part of Banff National Park. Admire views of the Canadian Rockies and prairies as you cruise across the turquoise-hued lake and over to Devil’s Gap during this boat tour. Scan the lakeshore for big-horned sheep, deer, bald eagles, and even the occasional bear. Along the way, learn about the indigenous people who used to call the surrounding area their home. A perfect excursion for nature lovers and families alike.
What to Expect
Banff National Park offers mountain views unlike anywhere else in North America. Turquoise lakes, old-growth pines, and towering granite peaks surround a green valley filled with diverse wildlife, including deer, eagles, and coyote. Lake Minnewanka provides a beautiful place in the park to explore and discover some of these natural wonders.
Your cruise on the lake starts at the dock, a short drive from the town of Banff. On board, your guide shares stories of the submerged town of Minnewanka Landing and the people who used to call the surrounding area their home.
As the captain navigates deeper into the mountains, see if you can spot bald eagles hunting for fish or a black bear foraging along the shore. Reach Devil's Gap, where the boat pauses so that you can fully admire the scenery.
The boat then circles around and returns to shore where you will disembark back at the dock.
Please note: During the busiest part of the summer, boats depart every 30 minutes. During off-peak hours, boats depart every hour during the day.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The fishing tour was a highlight of our trip and we all had an excellent time aboard Crawford's boat. He was an excellent guide and took us to all the best spots on the lake. It was really interesting to learn about the local history...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Andrew W
PursuitCollection, General Manager at Brewster Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Andrew, thanks for sharing your fishing experience with us at Lake Minnewanka. Thrilled to hear Crawford went above and beyond. We're lucky to have him on the team, I hope we can Crawford join us again next summer and perhaps he can take back...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely worth doing, the lake is stunning even when the weather was a bit overcast, the boat is enclosed which meant even if it had rained on us we would have been fine. Our driver and tour guide Matt and Chris were very friendly and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Allie42wil
PursuitCollection, General Manager at Brewster Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Awesome!!! Thank you Allie42wil for this great review and recommendation. Loved reading about your experience with Matt and Chris. Hope to see you again at Lake Minnewanka or one of our other attractions in the National Parks. Travis Mann Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the cruise alot, they tell you alot of interesting information and add humour. Trevor and Captain Melissa (Paul) were great!.

Thank 657alys
PursuitCollection, General Manager at Brewster Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for this great review. Glad you enjoyed the cruise and the crew! Travis Mann Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Reviewed 5 days ago

I haven't taken the cruise myself, however the fishing tour was excellent! me and the girlfriend are new to fishing, but really enjoyed our 4hrs on the water, admiring the views, stopping at the best spots, checking out eagles, and if you are lucky (like...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank wiloso22
PursuitCollection, General Manager at Brewster Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi wiloso22, thanks for taking our guided fishing trip and sharing about it. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and great to read that Crawford was amazing and made the tour better. Greatly appreciate the feedback. Come on back next summer! Travis Mann Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Reviewed 1 week ago

With only 7 minutes left to sail, my wife and two grandchildren chose to book the lake tour. However, there were two boys (7 and 13 years) with us and a bathroom break was needed. Captain Collin took the extra effort to quickly drive us...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank eclint2017
PursuitCollection, General Manager at Brewster Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for this thoughtful review. We're lucky to have a wonderful and engaged team. Love reading that Colin and Sean made a difference in your experience at Lake Minnewanka. Also sounds like you had some great luck while on the water spotting some wildlife!!...More

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Coastal661648
June 18, 2019|
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Response from Pudge56 |
You just make it on the 8th! Looks like the last day of the cruise is Oct. 9th (I read it from the info. above about the cruise)…….. "September 19 - October 9: 10am - 5pm, Departs Hourly"
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Sharon M
May 20, 2019|
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yes you can, in high season you might have to wait a few tour to have a place in.
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